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The Mass Exit From Halston

Halston President and Chief Creative Officer, Sarah Jessica Parker; Investor, Harvey Weinstein; Jimmy Choo Founder, Tamara Mellon; and Designer, Marios Schwab; have all left Halston.

The company is now owned entirely by Hilco Consumer Capital. Halston will not produce a collection for spring/summer 2012; with the label reportedly planning to concentrate on the Halston Heritage line (previously overseen by Sarah Jessica Parker). The Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection, which has already been bought by department stores, may not be delivered. Watch this space…

Pictured above is the Halston Spring / Summer 2011 collection; while below is Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Halston on several occasions.

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Doubles In Sales Thanks to Miss Harper Beckham

Sales of one of my person favourites, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, has doubled since the arrival of David and Victoria Beckham’s baby girl – Harper Seven Beckham. The classic novel, first published in 1960, is now sitting at number 38 in the bestsellers list.

David Beckham (pictured right) has said of his daughter’s name: “One reason is Harper’s an old English name which we loved – and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”

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Hilary Alexander Working On Her Autobiography

Hilary Alexander has revealed she is working on her highly anticipated autobiography.  Set to be released next Summer, her autobiography will chronicle her career and incredible achievements in fashion.

“I’ve always wanted to write an autobiography because I’ve lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life. I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!”

Alexander (pictured right with Anna Wintour) will also be honoured at this year’s British Fashion Awards for her outstanding contribution to the fashion industry.

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Gwen Stefani For Target…

Target has announced another designer collaboration (in addition to Missoni coming this September) with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Harajuku Mini’.

Gwen Stefani is designing an exclusive line of affordable clothing for babies, kids and tween girls. Of the collaboration, Stefani has said: “I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids’ clothing you find in Japan”.

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Cover Love – Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany

Love this seductively, angelic cover of Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany August 2011 edition (pictured right). Schiffer has had some striking covers lately and this is no exception! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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Happy Tuesday! xx

 

Photos from style.com / fashiongonerogue.com / google images

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4 Espresso Shots Of Fashion News & My Top 5 ‘Chic Last Week’…

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Jimmy Choo Sold for £525.5 million

Labelux, a luxury goods group which also owns Bally, has brought Jimmy Choo for what is thought to be £525.5 million. While figures are yet to be confirmed, the future now looks even brighter for the luxury shoe label. Labelux has announced it has plans to expand Jimmy Choo into Asia.

Of the Business deal, Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo President and Co-Founder , has said; “I am immensely proud of all we have achieved over the last 15 years and delighted we are to be part of Labelux, a partner [that] I know shares our values and passion and [that] seeks ambitious growth in the luxury industry. This is wonderful news for the women who are, or who aspire to become, part of the Jimmy Choo lifestyle.”

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Balmain To Launch
New Line

Balmain will be launching a new line targeting a younger customer. Entitled ‘Pierre Balmain’, after the label’s founder, it will be created by a new design team but overseen by the new Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. Pierre Balmain will feature both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and will be unveiled in September for spring/summer 2012 season.

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Gucci Launches New Documentary Film Award

Gucci announced it will be launching a new documentary film award entitled – ‘Spotlighting Women’s Documentary Award’. The award, with a prize of $50,000 for the winner, is for film-makers highlighting women’s issues. Francois Henri Pinault, PPR chairman, has said of the award, “This award dedicated to stories about women is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of women’s issues such as violence, rights and empowerment to a larger audience.”

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The Six New Faces Of Louis Vuitton

Out with the ‘old’ and in with the ‘new’… and in this case, the very new.  Zuzanna Bijoch, Daphne Groeneveld, Gertrud Hegelund, Nyasha Matonhodze, Anaïs Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun, were announced as the new faces of Louis Vuitton. For the past two seasons, Louis Vuitton has championed more ‘experienced’ models… the Spring / Summer campaign featured – Kristen McMenamy, 46, Raquel Zimmermann, 28, and Freja Beha Erichsen, 23. Then Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell took to the catwalk Fall. And if you recall… this was the collection that attracted criticism when Moss smoked a cigarette back in February.

Changing it up, in this campaign the average age of the ladies is 18. The fresh faced models were shot by renowned fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, for the luxury French fashion label’s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign. Of the campaign, Marc Jacobs said, “Steven Meisel and I met and decided we would do this wonderful story of beautiful vintage cars, little dogs and fresh-faced young women. It’s a very classic scenario, and of course it suggests travel, but I think we gave it a fresh, modern and sometimes a little bit naughty, tongue-in-cheek spin.”

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Top 5 – Chic Last Week

Stepping Out Looking Ultra Chic Last Week:


1>>  Kirsten Dunst wearing Chloe at a Photo Call in Cannes.
2>>  Rachel McAdams in Louis Vuitton at the New York premiere of Midnight in Paris.
3>>  Olivia Palermo also attended the Midnight in Paris premiere in a chic tuxedo look.
4>>  Cheryl Cole in a Giambattista Valli.
5>>  Penelope Cruz wore Armani in Munich at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Who was your best dressed lovely? xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / style.com / jimmychoo.com

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From Fashion Designer to
Style Muse…

Kym Ellery has made the transition from Fashion Designer to stylish muse.

Photographed by the renowned street photographer, Garance Doré, in Sydney; Ellery looks every bit the stylish city girl (pictured above & right). Wearing all black, Ellery’s textured 50’s inspired skirt is amazing! Love it! Her cat eye sunglasses add the perfect finishing touch. 

Meanwhile, other good news for Ellery…

Kym Ellery’s label, Ellery, has been announced as a Finalist for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Awards. The award for ‘Emerging Talent’ has a AU$20,000 prize package for the winner.

The other nominees include; Arnsdorf; Bassike; Dress Up; Ellery; From Britten; Laurence Pasquier; Lui Hon and Song for the Mute.

From Business Mogul
to Model…

Tamara Mellon, co-founder & chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, has taken the spotlight as the face of Jimmy Choo’s first fragrance campaign (pictured right).

The scent is simply named ‘Jimmy Choo’ and will be available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin captured Mellon in the campaign.

Of the fragrance, Mellon has said: “We wanted something that reflected what was in the bottle, something empowering but also sensual and soft. Fragrance is something that’s very personal.”

Hope you all have a super stylish Wednesday! xx

 

Photos from garancedore.fr & jimmychoo.com

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